We're knee-deep in finals right now, which means that students are busy with projects including their last listening journal. In many ways, the music from the past 60 years is among the most diverse that we have explored and is a good opportunity to uncover styles you never even considered, like Meredith Monk's vocal virtuosity or John Zorn's stylistic cornucopia. So take the time to listen through the list at the right and be sure to let the students know if you've been enjoying their writing.
This blog is designed for students enrolled in Writing Intensive courses through the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance to share their thoughts and reactions to the rich tradition of Western Music. Follow the blog links below to read on.